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Christchurch Gondola

10 Bridle Path Road, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 0310
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Ranked #13 of 129 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Trams, Observation Decks/ Towers
Activities: Dining
Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360... more » Owner description: For a “top” experience in Christchurch (15 minute drive from central city), enjoy a relaxing ride to the summit of the Port Hills. Spectacular 360 degree views of the city, Lyttelton Harbour, the majestic Southern Alps and Canterbury Plains. Plenty to see and do - experience the Time Tunnel Ride, go shopping, relax and enjoy a snack or beverage at the Red Rock Cafe. « less
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Christchurch New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I have been up the Gondola several times at different times of the year. I recently took my father who has mobility problems. I cannot commend the Gondola staff enough for their assistance and patience in making my father's time there enjoyable. The carriage can be stopped for those with mobility (or other issues) problems and the staff were more... More

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USA
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37 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

On a clear day, and on a partially clear day, and perhaps even on a cloudy-rainy day, the gondola ride to the "top of Christchurch" is a good experience, especially to share with others and if not, then even solo. There is a cafeteria on top and one can enjoy panoramic views while sipping beer, wine, or coffee - and... More

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Also able to walk further up the hills for e en better views. Interesting little museum at the top showing the history in the area.

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

Me and my friends did this last month. View was spectacular from top and even during ride. They were selling pics for over $30 which i feel was rip off. Apart from that it was all good.

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Magic! Great little Cable Car takes you up the hill from where you can see it all. The views are spectacular and the gondola ride plus the views alone justify a visit. Also included however is the educational ride which is superbly done and extremely informative. Its high point is the way it crystallises the determination of the locals to... More

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic review we are so glad you enjoyed yourself :-) More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you go to Christchurch a great place to visit is the Gondola ride. So much has happened to this town but the people are so happy and grateful of visitors, they like to make you fell welcome and show you where nature tried to stop them. An amazing view from the top awaits you.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

Its great to get happy customers and we are so glad your experience was memorable enough to write a review. Thanks :-) More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well worth it :) Great views going up and even better at the top. Time Tunnel also worth the trip...

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Sydney - Winmalee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This place was amazing. The journey up was pretty scary in the wind but at the same time the scenery was worth it. This is a must for people who do not have a enough time to see all of Christchurch.

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WelcomeAboardCHCH, Manager at Christchurch Gondola, responded to this review

The wind certainly makes the trip more memorable. Glad your visit was worthwhile. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Imperative to have a good camera or at least heavily loaded cell, is a wonderful place to take lots of pictures.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Bit out of the way (as with most gondolas because you need a hill to climb !!)although there are public buses that go there. The gondola ride itself is about 10 minutes either way. Up on the top you are actually on the crater rim of the old volcano. There is a souvenir shop and a coffee shop. There is... More

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